Anna L. McFarlin, who has served as president of Irvine Valley College for five years, has announced plans to retire.
McFarlin's tenure as president was marked by substantial growth. Enrollment at the college doubled to 10,000 and several new buildings were constructed, including the Student Services Center, the Child Development Center and several athletic facilities.
For the past six months, McFarlin served as interim chancellor of the Saddleback Community College District as trustees searched for a permanent replacement.
She is scheduled to leave the college in August. District officials say they hope to have a new president in place by then.
McFarlin has worked for the college district since 1969, when she started as a counselor and women's studies teacher.
She plans to retire to Prescott, Ariz.